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The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 5, 2018 1.7k votes 441 voters 13.4k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Isley Brothers are considered one of the greatest soul groups of all time. List of the best Isley Brothers albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Isley Brothers discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Isley Brothers albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Isley Brothers singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Isley Brothers album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Isley Brothers album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the best Isley Brothers album of all time?" or "What are the top Isley Brothers albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Throughout their long and diverse career, the Isley Brothers released a long llist of studio albums, spanning a range of musical genres. Not only that, but many of their albums have been certified gold, platinum, and even multi-platinum. The list you're viewing is made up of albums like Baby Makin' Music and Soul on the Rocks, along with all studio albums from the Isley Brothers.

This list of popular Isley Brothers albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Share your opinion by voting for your favorite albums below, and voting down any you don't think should be near the top.

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Go for Your Guns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1977); Tracks: Livin' in the Life, Climbin' Up the Ladder & Parts 1 & 2

Length (mins): 00:33:30

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Hard rock, Soul music, Funk, + more

2
3 + 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
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The Heat Is On is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1975); Tracks: Fight the Power, Hope You Feel Better Love & Make Me Say It Again Girl

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Soul music, Funk, Funk rock, + more

4
Harvest for the World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1976); Tracks: You Still Feel the Need, (At Your Best) You Are Love & So You Wanna Stay Down

Genres (Music): Rock music, Soul music, Funk, Funk rock, Smooth soul

5
Between the Sheets is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1983); Tracks: Between the Sheets, Slow Down Children & Gettin' Over

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Electro, Funk, Funk rock, + more

6
Showdown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1978); Tracks: Showdown, Groove With You & Fun and Games

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk

7
Live It Up is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1974); Tracks: Ain't I Been Good to You, Parts 1-2 & Live It Up

Genres (Music): Rock music, Soul music, Funk, Funk rock, Smooth soul

8
Go All the Way is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1980); Tracks: Say You Will, Pass It On & Here We Go Again

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk, Funk rock

9
Winner Takes All is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1979); Tracks: How Lucky I Am, Parts 1 & 2 & You're the Key to My Heart

Genres (Music): Pop rock, Soul music, Funk, Disco, Funk rock, + more

10
Baby Makin' Music is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (2006); Tracks: Pretty Woman, Give It to You & Heaven Hooked Us Up

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Urban adult contemporary

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Smooth Sailin' is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1987); Tracks: Everything Is Alright, It Takes A Good Woman & Somebody I Used To Know

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music

12
Brother, Brother, Brothe... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1972); Tracks: Put a Little Love in Your Heart, Lay Away & Work to Do

Genres (Music): Rock music, Soul music, Funk

13
Mission to Please is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1996); Tracks: Slow Is the Way, Whenever You're Ready & Tears

Length (mins): 00:48:16

Genres (Music): Urban adult contemporary

14
Eternal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By Ronald Isley and The Isley Brothers (2001); Tracks: Settle Down, Ernie's Jam & If You Leave Me Now

Length (mins): 01:15:46

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk, Urban adult contemporary, Quiet storm

15
It's Our Thing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1969); Tracks: I Know Who You Been Socking It To, Don't Give It Away & Love Is What You Make It

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk

16
Spend the Night is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1989); Tracks: If You Ever Need Somebody, Come Together & One of a Kind (reprise)

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music

17
Grand Slam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1981); Tracks: Party Night, Don't Let Up & Who Said?

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk

18
Masterpiece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1985); Tracks: My Best Was Good Enough, Colder Are My Nights & If Leaving Me Is Easy

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music

19
Inside You is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1981); Tracks: Welcome Into My Heart, Inside You & Parts I & II

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk

20
Shout! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1959); Tracks: That Lucky Old Sun, When the Saints Go Marching In & Shout

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Doo-wop

21
Givin' It Back is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1971); Tracks: Fire and Rain, Cold Bologna & Ohio - Machine Gun

Genres (Music): Rock music, Soul music, Funk

22
The Brothers: Isley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1969); Tracks: Get Down Off of the Train, Feels Like the World & The Blacker the Berry (a.k.a. Black Berries)

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk

23
Soul on the Rocks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1967); Tracks: Save Me From This Misery, Got to Have You Back & Whispers (Gettin' Louder)

Genres (Music): Soul music

24
Body Kiss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (2003); Tracks: Superstar, Lucky Charm & Busted

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Urban adult contemporary

25
Get Into Something is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Isley Brothers Albums of All Time
By The Isley Brothers (1970); Tracks: Keep on Doin', I Got to Find Me One & Take Inventory

Genres (Music): Soul music, Funk